Articles tagged “vietnam”

Budget Airline VietJet Looks to Increase Foreign Ownership

Budget Airline VietJet Looks to Increase Foreign Ownership

Luu Van Dat and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg

After its stock market debut a couple of months ago, VietJet is attracting a lot more interest from foreign investors and the airline is looking to accommodate them. The airline won't have much trouble securing a deal.

1 month ago

AirAsia Wants a Piece of The Growing Travel Market in Vietnam

AirAsia Wants a Piece of The Growing Travel Market in Vietnam

John Boudreau and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

With fuel still relatively cheap it is a good time for airlines to think about expansion, especially into fast-growing markets such as Vietnam. The only problem for AirAsia is that the country is already well-served by a couple of low-cost carriers.

2 months ago

VietJet to Go Public and Projects 30 Percent Profit Increase

VietJet to Go Public and Projects 30 Percent Profit Increase

Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg

VietJet is bullish about its own prospects, which is hardly surprising. The backdrop is that IATA forecasts that Vietnam will be among the world's fastest-growing markets in the next 20 years. There certainly is rising demand but on the downside is the fact that other regional airlines slumped last year.

5 months ago

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Startup Triip is now doing the reverse of unicorn Airbnb: Triip is adding lodging to experiences, powered by Booking.com. But it remains to be seen if this move will be enough to enable Triip to retain its novelty.

5 months ago

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Dan Peltier, Skift

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

7 months ago

Uber Loan Program in Vietnam Drives Shift Away From Scooters

Uber Loan Program in Vietnam Drives Shift Away From Scooters

Mai Ngoc Chau, Bloomberg

Uber is helping Vietnamese workers finance an upgrade from their scooters to brand new sedans in an effort to attract drivers loyal to its ridesharing service amidst intense competition.

11 months ago

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama Film ‘Parts Unknown’ Together in Hanoi

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama Film ‘Parts Unknown’ Together in Hanoi

Associated Press

Nothing like making a little history over a $6 lunch.

1 year ago

Vietnam Drops Visa Requirements for 5 European Countries

Vietnam Drops Visa Requirements for 5 European Countries

Associated Press

There's rarely a downside when visa requirements are loosened.

2 years ago

Pilots Playing Sick Win Pay Raises at Vietnam Airlines

Pilots Playing Sick Win Pay Raises at Vietnam Airlines

John Boudreau, Bloomberg

Pilot hirings in Asia can't keep pace with the growth of aviation in the region, making for a very nice market for captains and first officers looking for new cockpit gigs.

2 years ago

Vietnam Opens the Door to Gay Travelers By Dropping Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Vietnam Opens the Door to Gay Travelers By Dropping Same-Sex Marriage Ban

John Boudreau and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg

2 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 4: Vivacious in Vietnam

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Episode 4: Vivacious in Vietnam

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Bourdain's enthusiasm for a destination defines the tone of an episode, and this is one in which clearly all involved were more than happy to be there.

3 years ago

Vietnam Airlines IPO Fails to Draw a Foreign Investor for Six Years

Vietnam Airlines IPO Fails to Draw a Foreign Investor for Six Years

Nguyen Kieu Giang, Bloomberg

Although tourism throughout Asia is on the rise, aviation has proved a risky investment, making it difficult to draw investors even in the most optimistic cases.

3 years ago